Fiber Arts Friday – A Dainty Little Alpaca Hat

Just finished crocheting this hat!

Hand-Crocheted Alpaca Hat

It is a pattern I use frequently but still manage many different looks depending on the yarn I use. In this case I used some of my hand-spun alpaca, then a few rows of bamboo yarn, a few rows of an alpaca and wool combo, and then some of my Worsted Weight Alpaca Yarn.  It is a great way to use up small amounts of yarn left from other projects.

The pattern is a FREE one I found on Ravelry … if you haven’t checked out Ravelry yet you will want to!  It is a free site for knitters, crocheters, and other fiber lovers…a place to organize your projects, your stash, find patterns, people, get help with projects and more!

Hand-Crocheted Alpaca Hat Close-up

I usually do some improvising on the pattern and in this case added a scalloped edge and flower, gives it a dainty look don’t you think?